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Our guide for the winter season

Winter is coming and we want to ensure that we are ready for what Mother Nature has in store for us this season. During bad weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. Here’s what you need to know: Learn more about our Severe Weather procedures.

Essay and Oratorical Contests

Attention ALL Abraham Erb students!!!  Would you like to win up to $22,500.00?!  The Optimist Clubs of Westvale-Waterloo and Twin Cities are hosting their annual Essay and Oratorical Contests again. Are you brave enough to speak to a small audience for 4 to 5 minutes and tell them “Where Are My Roots of Optimism”?  Or can you write an […]

Waterloo’s Canada 150 Literacy Challenge – Update

Hello Abraham Erb students and families!  Many of you have taken up Waterloo’s Canada 150 Literacy Challenge and the Waterloo Public Library has compiled a colourful list of book suggestions that meet the criteria.  (See attachments.)  Have fun as you continue to learn about Canada.  Your completed challenge booklets should be returned to the classroom teacher […]

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week – November 19-25

We are committed to providing a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment for all students – each and every one. Ontario’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week runs from November 19 to 25, 2017. This week is an opportunity for us all to reinforce clear and positive messages that bullying is not acceptable in our schools […]

Grade 1 French Immersion

Thinking about French Immersion for your child? Join us at one of our information sessions to learn more about our French programs and registration process. Information sessions will be held at the WRDSB Education Centre (Map) on the following days: November 27, 7 p.m. December 1, noon December 4, noon December 4, 7 p.m. Please […]

High School Info Nights: Grade 8 Transition

Over the next couple of months, High Schools across the board will be hosting Grade 8 Nights for parents and students. These information sessions will focus on Grade 8 students’ transition to High School, including the course selection process, in-school student supports, extracurricular activities and more. Please be sure to check-out the information session for any […]

OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare

We want to remind students, parents and caregivers that starting on January 1, 2018, Ontario will provide free prescription drug coverage for all children and youth aged 24 and under. Children and youth will have access to over 4,400 medications and other drug products at no cost. Enrolment in OHIP+ is automatic – you will […]

Friday, November 17, 2017 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 17, 2017 is a professional development day for Elementary and Secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for the PD Day will be School Improvement Planning in the morning. Teachers will participate in a whole-school activity […]

Remembrance Day ceremony – November 10th from 10-11 a.m.

Abraham Erb staff and students have been preparing a memorable Remembrance Day ceremony for November 10th from 10-11 a.m.  This year we have the opportunity to host the Memory Project Community Ambassador for The Waterloo Region, Mr. Ronald Gross, who served in the Canadian Army from 1960 – 1967 and United Nations Peacekeeping Force in […]

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